Events

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IWC “Share & Practice” Skills Day, Charles City
IWC “Share & Practice” Skills Day, Charles City @ Whitewater Park
Jul 1 all-day
Jul 1; IWC “Share & Practice” Skills Day, Charles City. Find more info about the Iowa Whitewater Coalition at http://iowawhitewater.org/  or contact Dave Hillman crgdragon@gmail.com.  IWC events calendar at http://www.iowawhitewater.org/events.html
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“Blue Heron Sunset Eco Cruises” Jul 5,12,19,26 7:00 pm
“Blue Heron Sunset Eco Cruises” Jul 5,12,19,26 @ Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm
Cruise the Mississippi aboard the Blue Heron, a 26-passenger pontoon boat that gives cruisers an up-close and personal look at the Mississippi River. It’s a fun way for people to talk, laugh and celebrate nature together. A[...]
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Jul 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29; Motor Mill Free Tours, Turkey River WT. 12:00 pm
Jul 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29; Motor Mill Free Tours, Turkey River WT. @ Motor Mill
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jul 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29; Motor Mill Free Tours, Turkey River WT. Free tours of historic 1860’s Motor Mill, related buildings, and town site, Noon-5:00 pm on scheduled weekends, group tours by appointment. Consider combining[...]
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Iowa DNR Project AWARE
Iowa DNR Project AWARE @ Maquoketa River in Delaware, Jones, & Jackson Counties
Jul 8 – Jul 13 all-day
Jul 9-13; Iowa DNR Project AWARE, Maquoketa River in Delaware, Jones, & Jackson Counties.  With the retirement of Project AWARE coordinator Lynette Seigley, Iowa DNR is exploring partnerships to keep this event cleaning up Iowa’s[...]
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ACA Kayak Safety Clinic, Ave Saints Lake, Waverly
ACA Kayak Safety Clinic, Ave Saints Lake, Waverly @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, W of Hwy 218 & Hwy 3 Intersection
Jul 10 all-day
ACA Kayak Safety Clinic, Avenue of the Saints Lake near Waverly, sponsored by CrawDaddy Outdoors. Class is designed for beginning kayakers or those wanting to improve their skills; includes proper paddling strokes & rescue techniques.[...]
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Kayak Demo Day Thursdays, Ave of Saints Lake, Waverly 6:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day Thursdays, Ave of Saints Lake, Waverly @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, W of Hwy 218 & Hwy 3 Intersection
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities piqued your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on[...]
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Iowa Summer Games Rowing Competition
Iowa Summer Games Rowing Competition
Jul 14 all-day
Jul 14; Iowa Summer Games Rowing Competition, Carter Lake, IA . Commissioner  Danelle Stipes danelle-stipes@uiowa.edu  Info at https://www.iowagames.org/event/summer-iowa-games/
“SUP Intro,” Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Beginners Class 8:00 am
“SUP Intro,” Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Beginners Class @ Grays Lake
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jul 14; Saturday, “SUP Intro,” 8:00 am-Noon, Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Beginners Class at Grays Lake, Des Moines. Des Moines Parks & Recreation and Iowa DNR are partnering to offer SUP skills courses at Grays Lake[...]
Kayak Demo Day Saturdays, Various Sites Around E Iowa 10:00 am
Kayak Demo Day Saturdays, Various Sites Around E Iowa @ Kohlman Park
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There[...]
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Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park 6:00 pm
Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park @ Manchester Whitewater Park
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park, 6:00-8:00 pm. Join Hannah Ray J & friends to share some WW fun at the park. The focus will be on WW kayaking & SUP skills.[...]
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Preserve Iowa Summit, Fort Dodge
Preserve Iowa Summit, Fort Dodge
Jul 18 – Jul 22 all-day
Jul 18-22; Preserve Iowa Summit, Fort Dodge. State Historical Society of Iowa annual conference for professionals and volunteers involved in Iowa historic preservation; educational sessions on preservation topics, tours, demonstrations, opportunities to network with fellow[...]
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“Paddle For A Wish” Paddlefest at Clear Lake
“Paddle For A Wish” Paddlefest at Clear Lake @ PM Park/Tiki Bar
Jul 21 all-day
The inaugural “Paddle for A Wish” Paddlefest event will be held in Clear Lake on Jul 21, a combination of competition and fundraising in partnership with Make-A-Wish. Check-in will be at 7:00-8:30 am, race starts at[...]
Iowa Summer Games Canoe Kayak Flatwater Competition
Iowa Summer Games Canoe Kayak Flatwater Competition @ Ada Hayden Park
Jul 21 all-day
Jul 21; Iowa Summer Games Canoe Kayak Flatwater Competition, Ada Hayden Park, Ames. Commissioner Dave Hillman crdragon@gmail.com  Info at https://www.iowagames.org/event/summer-iowa-games/
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IWC “Share & Practice” Skills Day, Ames
IWC “Share & Practice” Skills Day, Ames
Jul 22 all-day
Jul 22; IWC “Share & Practice” Skills Day, Ames. Find more info about the Iowa Whitewater Coalition at http://iowawhitewater.org/  or contact Dave Hillman crgdragon@gmail.com.  IWC events calendar at http://www.iowawhitewater.org/events.html
Parents’ Day
Parents’ Day
Jul 22 all-day
Jul 22; Parents’ Day
RAGBRAI
RAGBRAI @ To be announced Jan 27
Jul 22 – Jul 28 all-day
Jul 22-28; RAGBRAI 2018. Ride will begin in Onawa, with overnight stops in Denison, Jefferson, Ames,  Newton, Sigourney, & Iowa City, ending in Davenport. Route is 428 miles long, with 12,576 feet of climb.  http://ragbrai.com/
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“Paddle Boarding Basics” Story County 5:00 pm
“Paddle Boarding Basics” Story County @ West Peterson Park
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Story County Conservation will host “Paddle Boarding Basics” at West Peterson Park in Story County, 5:00-8:00 pm on Jul 23. Try out Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), the fastest growing paddle sport in the country. Gain[...]
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Kayak Demo Day Thursdays, Ave of Saints Lake, Waverly 6:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day Thursdays, Ave of Saints Lake, Waverly @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, W of Hwy 218 & Hwy 3 Intersection
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities piqued your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on[...]
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“Voyageur Canoe Trip” Mississippi River Clinton County
“Voyageur Canoe Trip” Mississippi River Clinton County @ Clinton County Eco Tourism Center
Jul 27 all-day
Enjoy daydreams of historic voyageur canoe journeys and trading metal cookware for beaver pelts, but without the arduous portaging. Clinton County Conservation will host a “Voyageur Canoe Trip” on Jul 27. Paddle the big boat[...]
Full Moon
Full Moon @ Iowa; Times for Cedar Rapids
Jul 27 all-day
A full moon experience in the outdoors can become a treasured memory and inspiration for young and old to connect with the natural world. Whether viewed rising over a wooded bluff or through bare tree[...]
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Great River Rumble (GRR)
Great River Rumble (GRR) @ Keosauqua, IA to Hannibal, MO
Jul 28 – Aug 4 all-day
Jul 28-Aug 4; Great River Rumble (GRR). For 2018, paddle 102 miles from Keosauqua, IA on the lower Des Moines River, through 2 locks on the Mississippi to historic Hannibal, MO. Annual weeklong paddle with[...]
Meteor Shower — Delta Aquarids
Meteor Shower — Delta Aquarids @ All Iowa
Jul 28 – Jul 29 all-day
Jan 3-4; Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peaks. Above average shower, peaks at 40 meteors/hour. Apr 22-23; Lyrids Meteor Shower Peaks. Average shower, peaks at 20 meteors/hour. May 6-7; Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks. Above average shower,[...]
Annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, Clear Lake 10:00 am
Annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, Clear Lake @ Arnolds Park Docks
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jul 28; Annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, Clear Lake, IA. The Clear Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society will hold its annual boat rendezvous at Clear Lake’s City Park lakefront and[...]
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Black Hawk County Water Trails Master Plan Public Meeting 4:30 pm
Black Hawk County Water Trails Master Plan Public Meeting @ Island Park Beach House
Jul 31 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Developers of a Water Trails Master Plan for Black Hawk County are seeking your participation during two public input meetings. The two meetings will be hosted at two different sites, but the same information will[...]
Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park 6:00 pm
Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park @ Manchester Whitewater Park
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park, 6:00-8:00 pm. Join Hannah Ray J & friends to share some WW fun at the park. The focus will be on WW kayaking & SUP skills.[...]